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Optical Sciences - Ophthalmic Assistant

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
The non-credit Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate Course is an introductory-level course intended for those who want to work as Ophthalmic Assistants in a private Ophthalmologist or Optometrist's office, clinic or hospital.

In this computer-based course, students access course material using the e-learning system Moodle. 

Students must complete eight outcomes. At the end of each outcome, there is an assessment, which students submit online. These assessments measure students' understanding of key terms, topics and learning objectives.

Student learning is also measured through scheduled, printed mid-term and final exams administered to students living within 175 kilometres of NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton, Alberta. Students living further away write their examinations in a supervised setting closer to home.

Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less 6 months
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning Only
Admission Requirements

Computer based, introductory level course ideal for assistants already working in the office of an Ophthalmologist, or for those looking to become employed in the optical industry. For more information, please visit Optical Sciences - Ophthalmic Assistant

Distance Delivery Options


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Updated January 25, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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